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We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about podiatry such as Ankle Pain and Arthritis, Bunions, Flatfeet, Foot and Ankle Fractures or Ligament and Tendon injuries in Colorado Springs...

Podiatry Staff
...Cameron has extensive training and experience in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle trauma, arthroscopy, sports medicine, as well as implants and fusions for end-stage arthritis...

Ankle Surgery
...Diseases, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and neuromuscular conditions, may cause severe foot and ankle deformities that, over time, cause pain and difficulty in walking...

Bunions
...Over time, bursitis or arthritis may set in, the skin on the bottom of the foot may become thicker, and everyday walking may become difficult—all contributing to chronic pain...

Foot Surgery
...From simple bunion problems to painful arthritis of the ankle, foot surgery can be performed to treat a variety of foot and ankle problems...

Ankle Arthritis
  Pain in your ankle with range of motion and activity is often a sign of arthritis that may be developing...

What Are Bunions and How We Can Help
...You may also be at risk of bunions if you have an inherited foot instability, arthritis or a foot deformity, or if one leg is longer than the other...

Can pain in the big toe joint be treated?
...  In the later stages of arthritis when other conservative therapies haven't provided adequate pain relief, surgical options can also help decrease pain and return you to your desired activity level...

When Is Foot And Ankle Surgery Needed?
...Here are a few common foot and ankle problems and their corresponding surgeries: Bunions (bunionectomy to realign bone and remove the bump of bone on your foot) Heel Spurs (surgery to remove the bony growth from the underside of the heel) Plantar Fasciitis (surgery to lengthen the fascia and release the tension) Arthritis of the foot and ankle (fusion surgery to join bones together) Achilles tendonitis (surgery to repair the effects of tendon inflammation or rupture) Hammertoes (a surgical procedure to remove or realign the bones causing the toes to stick out) Ankle fractures (surgery to hold the bones and joints of the ankle together in the proper alignment so that it can heal properly and decrease the risk of post-traumatic arthritis) Arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery to remove inflammation and repair cartilage defects) A Few Details About Foot and Ankle Surgery Your foot and ankle surgeon may perform a number of tests and take X-rays of your foot to pinpoint the exact cause of your foot pain, discomfort or deformity...

Cartilage restoration for arthritis- Can it help relieve pain?
Arthritis occurs in foot and ankle joints when cartilage is worn down...

Reasons You May Need Foot and Ankle Surgery
... Ankle Replacement: Ankle replacement surgery becomes necessary when arthritis in the ankle joint causes so much pain that medication stops being able to manage it...

Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
Arthritis in the feet and ankles can be painful, which can make daily activities like walking or standing difficult...

Welcome Dr. Jordan Cameron!
...Cameron has extensive training and experience in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle trauma, arthroscopy, sports medicine, as well as implants and fusions for end-stage arthritis...

Foot and Ankle Fractures
...  The primary reason we surgically address ankle fractures is to try and help them heal quickly and decrease the risk of post-traumatic arthritis in the future...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Ankle Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Ankle Fractures
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Fallen Arches
... Common problems associated with fallen arches include plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, increased fatigue, and arthritis of the foot and ankle...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Foot Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Fracture-Ankle
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Fracture-Toe
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...

Hallux Rigidus
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Inflammation: Actue
...When it is chronic, the inflammation reflects an ongoing response to a longer-term medical condition, such as arthritis...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Joint pain may be caused by trauma, infection, inflammation, arthritis, bursitis, gout, or structural foot problems...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Arthritis and problems with foot alignment are very likely to develop...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
What Is Osteoarthritis...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis...

Synovitis
...It is commonly associated with specific diseases such as arthritis or gout, but may also be the result of overuse or trauma...

Talar Dome Lesion
... Complications of Talar Dome Lesions Depending on the amount of damage to the cartilage in the ankle joint, arthritis may develop in the joint, resulting in chronic pain, swelling and limited joint motion...

Tarsal Coalition
...Less common causes of tarsal coalition include infection, arthritis, or a previous injury to the area...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Systemic diseases such as diabetes or arthritis can cause swelling, thus compressing the nerve...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...